In New Orleans.
rain, which resembled a summer shower.
The weather being almost sultry. In the Ro-
tunda. A proposition from A. G. Hills, to go
to Berwick Bay, in the La Fourche country to-
morrow, there to visit a negro regiment. With
Hamilton and Schell, also Herbert to the St
Charles Theatre, where we saw an absurd per-
formance spoken of in the letter on the previous
page. Left after two acts. Up in the room
of Shaw and Leland; talk of Banks rule
as contrasted with Butler s. To room and
scribbling up diary.
27. Saturday. A wet day, postponing the
Lafourche trip. With Schell and A. G. Hills
to the post-office, to Adams Express &c. Wri-
ting to the Tribune in the afternoon. In
the evening out with Hamilton and Schell
about own, endeavoring to discover a Creole
ball, Hamilton being especially ardent for
a dance. The streets very quiet by night. Our
search proving unsuccessful we had some
lager and returned to the St Charles. Pre-
sently the vivacious Hamilton took a carriage
and bowled off, subsequently succeeding, I
believe, in satisfying his terpsichorean cravings.
Not feeling inclined for bed yet, I had another
stroll about the city, alone, returning by 11 1/2
to take a tod with Howell, then to my room.
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and thirty-seven|
|Description:||Mentions attending a play and a proposed trip to Berwick Bay.|
|Subject:||Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss; Butler, Benjamin F.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Herbert, J.R.; Hills, A.G.; Howell; Leland (military officer); Schell, Frank H.; Shaw, Charles P.; Theater|
|Coverage (City/State):||New Orleans, [Louisiana]|
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One|
|Description:||Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.|
|Subject:||African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel; Women|
|Coverage (City/State):||New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|Note:||Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.|
|Publisher:||Missouri History Museum|
|Rights:||Copyright 2010 Missouri History Museum.|
|Source:||Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.|